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Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician's job and went to Washington, D.C.; there he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave. He was shipped to New Orleans,... Read More

BornSolomon Northup
July 10, 1807 or 1808
Minerva, Essex County, New York, U.S.
DiedUnknown

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